20 September 8:00pm- Island Hall : KING LEAR by Oddbodies
LEAR: ‘Dost though call me Fool boy?”
FOOL: “All thy other titles has though given away…!”
This is Shakespeare, but not as you know it!
Adapted and performed by Paul Morel and directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.
Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool.
The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia, mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale brought to glorious life before your very eyes!
Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed –it’s all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heart-breaking production.
Oddbodies is the Company behind such highly acclaimed shows as the two-handed Richard II.
The event will take place in the Island Hall. Doors & Bar open 7:15pm. Tickets £15 (£7 age 11-16) will go on sale at Shirley’s in Victoria Street from 16 August: If you are not on the island, please email email@example.com to reserve tickets.
Just read these reviews below and you know you don’t want to miss this performance!
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